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SSRL Emergency Response Shore ToolThe SSRL Emergency Response Shore Tool (wherein SSRL signifies Smart Systems Research Laboratory ) is a computer program within a system of communication and mobile-computing software and hardware being developed to increase the situational awareness of first responders at building collapses. This program is intended for use mainly in planning and constructing shores to stabilize partially collapsed structures. The program consists of client and server components, runs in the Windows operating system on commercial off-the-shelf portable computers, and can utilize such additional hardware as digital cameras and Global Positioning System devices. A first responder can enter directly, into a portable computer running this program, the dimensions of a required shore. The shore dimensions, plus an optional digital photograph of the shore site, can then be uploaded via a wireless network to a server. Once on the server, the shore report is time-stamped and made available on similarly equipped portable computers carried by other first responders, including shore wood cutters and an incident commander. The staff in a command center can use the shore reports and photographs to monitor progress and to consult with structural engineers to assess whether a building is in imminent danger of further collapse.
Document ID
20110013628
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Mah, Robert W.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Papasin, Richard
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
McIntosh, Dawn M.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Denham, Douglas
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Jorgensen, Charles
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Betts, Bradley J.
(Computer Sciences Corp. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Del Mundo, Rommel
(QSS Group, Inc. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 2006
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs, December 2006
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Report/Patent Number
ARC-15461-1
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
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